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Snow Camping: What You Need to Know About Campsites and Staying Warm

13 Mar 2023

Snow camping has always been a challenge that extreme camping enthusiasts want to take on. However, there are many details to pay attention to. This article will introduce campsite selection, warming equipment, and precautions to help those interested in snow camping gain some valuable insights.


photo by tent-mark Designs

Campsite Selection

  Choose a flat area, avoid windy spots, and try to face east so the morning sun can wake you up. Once you’ve chosen a campsite, use a snow shovel to clear the snow and dig out an area for the tent. This helps prevent wind and ensures you can still exit if it snows heavily the next day.

Warming Equipment

  Warming equipment can be divided into "sleeping" and "wearing" categories.

For Sleeping


  Elevating off the ground helps isolate moisture and prevents hypothermia caused by dampness. If you don't have a cot, use a thick mattress, warming pad, and a wool blanket to insulate against the cold ground.

Sleeping Bag:

  Body temperature drops while sleeping, so it’s recommended to use two sleeping bags for thorough warmth. Mummy-style sleeping bags are preferable for better head insulation. Ensure the sleeping bag's cold resistance is greater than the forecasted temperature.


  Choose a heater with good heating efficiency. If you have a base tent, you can use the heater inside but keep it ventilated.


photo by Instagram user katsu02_camp

For Wearing

  Keeping the feet and core body warm is most important.


  Choose anti-slip boots for snow to prevent slipping while walking.


  Opt for thick wool socks.


  Use layered clothing.

  Inner layer: Thermal or warming clothing.

  Middle layer: Down jacket or synthetic jacket.

  Outer layer: Waterproof material, such as snow suits.


 (1) If driving, ensure you use snow tires or chains.

 (2) Prepare enough fuel, as gas and wood consumption are higher in snowy conditions.

 (3) Bring outdoor power sources suitable for low temperatures, as electronics drain faster in the cold.

 (4) Ensure you have adequate lighting equipment and batteries.

 (5) Use thick camping chairs or foam mats to insulate against the cold ground.

 (6) Have snow melting equipment ready, as bottled water can freeze in low temperatures. This ensures a steady supply of drinking water.


  For those living in subtropical areas, snow camping might seem unfamiliar. While challenging yourself, always prioritize safety and caution.

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